Department Firearms Instructor
Lt. Owenby began his law enforcement career with the Rhea County Sheriff's Department as a full time police officer in 1988. Lt. Owenby moved up throught the rnaks from Dispatcher to Detective in his now twenty four year career. Lt. Owenby attended the required firearms instructor course held at the T.L.E.T.A. in Nashville to become the Departments firearm instructor in 1993. Lt. Owenby has maintained that status up to this year of 2012. Lt. Owenby also holds the position of General Department Instructor, being in charge of all training within the Department.
Lt. Owenby has attended many training schools over the past twenty four years including classes involving firearms handling and usage.
The following is a partial list of training and credentials obtained by Lt. Owenby:
1993 - Promoted to Sgt.
1993 - Training Officer
1993 - N.R.A. Firearms Instructor/Development Colurse T.L.E.T.A.
1993 - Department Firearms Instructor
1997 - General Departmental Instructor #97010GD
2003 - Principle Based Leadership Training
2005 - Glock Armorers Course
2006 - Carbine Weapons Familiarization Course (AR-15)
2007 - N.R.A. Police Handgun Training (refresher course)
1992-2012 - F.B.I. Sniper Schools
1994-2012 - Tennessee Dept. of Safety Certified Handgun Instructor